By Eurohoops team/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Eurohoops picks the game of the week, presents the schedule of the 3rd round of action and points out the milestones in the making that you need to know for this regular season week.
Barcelona – Panathinaikos
29 October CET: 21.00 Palau Blaugrana
Barcelona has eight straight wins against Panathinaikos and a total advantage of 22 wins in 34 games. Still that doesn’t mean that you can easily predict the outcome. It’s still early in the season, both teams have a 1-1 record and both of them still need a big win in order to get things going.
30 October CET: 18.00 Ulker Sports Arena
The repeat of last season’s semifinal at Madrid. The champs and the hosts, however, have started the season also with a 1-1 record and they need a good result. The situation seems to be even worst for coach Zeljko Obadovic’s team, because Fenerbahce is coming from two defeats, one by SIG Strasbourg in France for Euroleague and one by Konya for the Turkish Super league. We expect a thrilling game.
Pinar Kasiyaka Izmir – Zalgiris Kaunas
Anadolu Efes Istanbul – Cedevita Zagreb
Abdi Ipekci Arena
Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv – Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
Menora Mivtachim Arena
CSP Limoges – Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz
Khimki Moscow Region – Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
Krylatskoye Sports Palace
FC Bayern Munich – Strasbourg
Stelmet Zielona Gora – Lokomotib Kuban Krasnodar
Centrum Rekreacyjno Sportowe
Unicaja Malaga – Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
You need to know
* Dimitris Diamantidis is 9 points behind former teammate and four-time Euroleague champ Sarunas Jasikevicius for eighth place on the Euroleague career scoring charts. Diamantidis enters this week’s game with 2,334 career points.
* Antonis Fotsis needs just 8 rebounds to reach the 1,000-rebound milestone for his Euroleague career. He will become the ninth player in competition history to achieve that feat.
* Juan Carlos Navarro needs 2 more steals to catch former Spanish national teammate Jorge Garbajosa for sixth place all-time.Navarro enters this game with 222 career steals.
* Sergio Llull and Sergio Rodriguez are each 5 assists behind CSKA Moscow great J.R. Holden for ninth place on the Euroleague’s alltime assists charts. They come into this game with 603 career assists.